Writer Biographies

Read about our founders and regular writers: the people who make the show happen.

We are novelists, poets and performers as well as short story writers.

Most of us are graduates of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.

Erinna Mettler

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Erinna’s first novel, Starlings, was published in 2011. She has had work performed at numerous spoken word events including Grit Lit, Liar’s League and Word Theatre at Latitude Festival. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize with a story written for Rattle Tales.
Stephanie Lam

Stephanie Lam

Stephanie has performed her stories with Rattle Tales at the Green Man festival, the Charleston Small Wonder festival, and in Noyelles-sur-Mer, France. Her d??but novel The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House was published in August 2014 by Penguin Books.
Lonny Pop

Lonny Pop

Lonny is a writer and performance poet. She has published short stories and poetry collections and recorded a duet with Joey Ramone. She hosted the short story slam event at the Charleston House Small Wonder Festival in 2013. Lonny is working on her first novel: Triangulus. Her motto is NEVER YAWN.
Alice Cuninghame


Alice is a writing coach, copywriter and lover of dystopian fiction – both her own and other people’s. She keeps trying and failing to write happy stories. When she’s not writing, she can often be found at the nearest music festival or snow-covered slope. Or just in the kitchen. Her publication credits include Aesthetica and the Stories for Homes anthology.

Mike Liardet

Mike Liardet

After many years writing computer programs in London Mike decided to try his hand at the rather more interesting activity of writing fiction in Brighton. In a past life he was a contributor to many of the national computer magazines and even had a book published, under the racy title of Spreadsheet Benchtests. His first novel, a tale of bad behaviour and accidental derring-do in the second world war, is nearing completion.
Ed Rowe

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Ed is retired and uses his time as a regular contributor to Rattle Tales, while working on two seemingly never-ending novels: one set in cold war Hungary, the other contemporary, dealing with an office romance in the milieu of business politics.

Amanda Welby-Everard
Amanda Welby-Everard A former journalist, Amanda now juggles creative writing teaching and a busy home with four children. She is a founder member of Rattle Tales and regularly writes and performs her short stories. She is also in the throes of finishing her first novel.